Masters degrees in Office Administration provide advanced training in the management techniques involved with office administration for a variety of organisations.
Courses are typically taught MA or MSc degrees, though research oriented MRes programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Sufficient work experience may be accepted in some cases.
A Masters in this field will offer you a very practical and vocational approach to learning, while building your academic knowledge and business acumen.
You will learn how to undertake a range of tasks for professional practice, from simple procedures such as word processing and copywriting, answering phone and email correspondence, and ordering office supplies.
More advanced tasks include scheduling meetings and conferences, keeping filing systems up to date, and managing payroll systems. Consideration is also given to matters such as health and safety regulations and other legal requirements.
Careers are not simply limited to administration roles within SMEs (small/medium enterprises). They can also include positions within public administration in a variety of industries, as well as consultancy for large NGOs (non-governmental organisations), and legislative positions within government agencies.
We’ve designed the Exeter MBA to give you space to think and grow - strategically and creatively. During your time with us you will develop skills in purposeful leadership, learn how to utilise imagination and technology to create opportunities and grasp the value of innovation, sustainability and taking the long-term view.
The Exeter MBA prepares you for a wide range of careers, in the past our graduates have gone on to find employment in management and technology consultancy, business development and leadership roles for those with significant work experience.
Our Exeter MBA is built around the latest thinking and techniques from a wide range of management disciplines. A solid grounding in core business disciplines is acquired through our core modules while elective specialist modules enable you to specialise in your area of interest and tailor the programme to your career needs. The programme culminates with our Exeter MBA in-company, consultancy project.
Study trips, company visits, group challenges and simulations complement lectures and seminars led by professionals and academics specialists in their field. A range of extra-curricular activities, such as our guest speakers programme and MBA workshops delivered by our corporate partners run throughout the duration of the programme to complement your learning and provide opportunities to further build your skills, knowledge and understanding.
Specially designed for participants taking a career break after a period of time away from the world of study, our induction programme is designed to support your return to education through workshops and team building activities. In addition, and following feedback from our students, we are offering you the opportunity to take the fear out of accounting, finance and economics by opting in for our week long, extended pre-sessional programme for MBA students with no background in economics, finance and accounting.
The MBA students have a dedicated Careers Consultant who runs workshops and a one-to-one advisory service on CV development, interview skills, career planning and how to negotiate on job offers. Tailored to individual requirements and needs, coaching is available to all students and provides a confidential and objective environment for students to explore and develop ideas and opportunities.
There are a mix of interactive and written resources relating to career planning, CV and cover letter writing, effective networking, interview preparation and working with recruiters. Head-hunter agencies are also invited to present to the MBA cohort on CV and interview techniques and mock interviews are run by alumni, corporate partners and careers agencies. Learning Resources
The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.
The MBA Office also keeps the latest editions of the Economist, Management Today, Entrepreneurship and the Professional Manager available to students. The library provides an extensive range of full-text electronic journals (e.g. EBSCO) which can be searched from on and off-campus.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of it qualifies you for the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management. It also grants you automatic Associate Membership of the CIPD.
You will receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of human resources (HR), developing your knowledge and practical skills, and focusing particularly on how HR can add value to organisations. This course is designed to build your practical knowledge and develop your skills through real experiences of human resource management.
Primarily aimed at people who are working or entering the HR profession who wish to become professionally qualified, this course allows for career progression in this specialist field. On completing this course, you are automatically eligible to continue directly to the PgDip/MSc in Human Resource Management at Manchester Met. The Masters course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). This qualification enables you to distinguish yourself from other candidates in todays competitive job market.
-This course is designed to build your practical knowledge and develop your skills through real experiences of human resource management in a range of different organisational settings.
-The course will provide you with an excellent grounding in all aspects of HR, developing your knowledge and practical skills, and focussing particularly on how HR can add value to organisations.
-This course has been specially designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills for a career in HR, covering key aspects of policy and practice (such as resourcing, reward, performance management, employment law, and training and development) as well as developing the skills to be an effective practitioner.
-Successful completion of the course leads to automatic Associate Membership of CIPD.
-The course leads to the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HRM.
-Successful completion of this Certificate can provide a route for entry to our highly regarded Postgraduate Diploma in HRM, which gives full exemption from the CIPD Advanced Diploma - the gateway qualification to becoming a Chartered Member of the CIPD.
-This programme is taught at the Business School by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience through a range of inter-active lectures, workshops, case studies and project-based assignments.
The course is taught by an experienced team of lecturers from the Department of Management, many of whom have extensive experience as HR professionals, and others who are actively researching and publishing in the field through the Business School's Centre for People and Performance.
MBA (Asset Management)
An MBA qualification continues to be the flagship qualification for post-graduate business students seeking to increase subject knowledge, build a portfolio of management skills and enhance future career prospects in a competitive and increasingly global arena.
The MBA suite consists of three routes (see above) all of which encompass three core topics, which provide the foundation for a successful business, namely strategy, finance and leadership.
In addition there are optional routes which provide opportunities to select from and include transnational business practice to reflect global growth and development and environmental concerns which has increasing prominence in corporate reporting and business procedures.
Other options include the relatively new subject of Asset Management which covers asset life cycle management and is a key function in planning and maintenance of a flourishing business. Risk is a vital concern when evaluating and making business decisions and is a further option. Finally the creative change and innovation option utilises a broad range of approaches which are used for business continuity, growth and relevance to the market place.
The programme is delivered through a series of six taught subject specific modules over two trimesters. Students also study research methods and submit a research proposal at the end of trimester two. During the third semester students complete a dissertation which involves a research element and attendance for a series of supervision meetings.
The programme delivery is timetabled over two days per week which provides flexibility for students who are working, however it is classed as a full-time programme.
The programme is delivered over a one year period. Students will typically be expected to attend a three-hour block per week devoted to each module. This will consist of a lecture and a tutorial to enable skills development and application. Each module has two assessments which students will required to complete in order to progress on the programme.
The taught modules will be assessed predominantly through individual or group assignments. However, several modules have an examination as part of the assessment procedure. You must pass all of your modules to attain 120 credits and progress to the dissertation stage.
To be awarded the MBA, successful completion of the dissertation is required, and 180 credits attained. You will be required to submit your dissertation in the autumn following assessment in May. Upon progression to the dissertation stage you will be allocated a supervisor to advise on the construction and progression of your dissertation.
The career direction of MBA students is both diverse and specialised, however roles requiring effective planning and undertaking of projects is strongly evidenced, together with enhanced responsibilities and the management of a team or group where leadership skills and decision making are clearly required. Other roles may be more focused on a specialism such as human resources, marketing, and finance and accounting.
Past students have become Operations Managers, Lean Managers, Project Managers in a range of fields, Human Resource Managers and Marketing Managers. This list is not exhaustive.
The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndwr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
This interdisciplinary programme unites the expertise of three schools - the School of Sociology and Social Policy, the Business School and the School of Politics and International Studies, allowing you to study a broad range of modules which will enhance your knowledge of public administration and policy analysis in varying contexts of global and local challenges.
The programme will equip you with the necessary skills to take up a senior position in public administration. You will acquire a mastery of the diverse range of problems that public administration professionals face in the contemporary socio-economic climate and an in-depth understanding of the contested nature of debates in social and public policy.
Throughout the course you will be introduced to and debate the challenges, opportunities, understandings and approaches to managing such issues as ageing populations, social inclusion, migration, unemployment, health, inequality, sustainability and resilience, drawing on the insights and experiences of public and third sector leaders from across the globe.
A key part of the programme is its vocational element which enables you to apply your acquired knowledge to real life situations through project work linked to partner organisations. Throughout the course you will be exposed to a wide variety of the challenges, issues and problems that individuals engaged in public administration face and you will be supported to develop a portfolio of project work tailored to your own interests and career aspirations.
Throughout the course you will take a range of modules from across the three schools. One of the compulsory modules is the MPA Project Labs module which represents the vocational element of the course, designed to replace the traditional dissertation.
The MPA Project Labs will run across all three semesters, giving you the unique opportunity to conduct independently designed project work anchored in collaboration with a partner organisation, enabling you to apply the advanced skills and attributes developed across the programme. The module will be supported by workshops on public administration scenarios and challenges by academic leaders and guest speakers, including professionals and officials with different roles in the public and third sector; workshops on research and impact; problem-focused group work; and one-to-one project supervisions. You will be equipped with a depth and breadth of expertise and specialist skills valued by employers and commissioning bodies working in the public sector.
We use various teaching methods including lectures; seminar, guest lectures and workshops from external speakers; problem focused group work and student-led debates.
Assessment methods are likely to vary, depending on the optional modules you choose. Most of our taught modules are assessed through written work such as essays and reporting.
The MPA is recognised as the key professional qualification for those who wish to pursue or further a career in senior public service. The global perspectives and opportunities to apply your knowledge during this course will equip you with the critical thinking and professional skills needed for a successful and impactful career.
Graduates of this programme are likely to work in government departments, the third sector, and multi-national NGOs. Additionally graduates may progress into private sector and consulting firms that work closely with these areas.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
A good MBA can really make you stand out for the top jobs in any type of business in fast paced major growth, transformation, innovation and operational change in any country and business discipline area. You develop insights across the top discipline functions such as finance, strategy, economics and project management, marketing, leading and managing people, supply chain and new business creation. These are all disciplines within themselves which you rapidly acquire skills and knowledge to manage successfully. These are essential disciplines to many known high street brands, service industries, online businesses and high growth start ups which ensure that if you start a business using existing skills or a new team that you are likely to provide a high growth enterprise very quickly. Alternatively you may have been employed within a sector undergoing a real threat to business existence which involves you in making changes very quickly at operational level using the range of disciplines you learn.
In this situation you can overcome the threats quickly to ensure long term viability whilst managing short term risks to business and you can be a very sought after individual due to your ability to quickly assess what needs to be done with minimum impact to allow long term profitability. Many brands have recently been disrupted by mass communications and the rapid rise in online trading, some were able to quickly re-organise their business model to avoid going out of business, some were able to innovate and others relied on a wide variety of techniques to allow them to reinvent themselves. MBA positions are normally fast paced but very rewarding in terms of achievements and business satisfaction.
The Global MBA is ideal if you are a working professional, you want to change direction, you want to add business skills to pursue an enterprise or you have other commitments which prevent you from studying at a University campus. It is delivered by one of the ancient universities in the UK in partnership with IDI
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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.
You study with people from a range of industries globally using a study platform used by leading corporations.
In a dynamic and ever changing business world, it's important to be able to demonstrate your capability in enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our distance learning MBA will help you develop the leadership and management skills needed to be able to take on this challenge, respond quickly and positively to change, and realise opportunities and new initiatives.
With a strong entrepreneurial and innovative focus, this online MBA has a strong practical element ensuring you are able to understand, respond to and lead change as well as developing your knowledge of management and business administrative practices to ensure you are equipped for your future in a management role or whilst developing your own business or team.
Throughout this course you will develop high quality written and communication skills, learn to apply the business and management theories, tools and knowledge gained to tackle management and organisational problems or challenges, both strategically and functionally. As an online MBA you will draw upon your own and others personal, managerial and organisational tools and techniques, allowing you to bring the MBA to life in your workplace and deliver impact as you learn.
Operations and Project Management
Leadership and Change
Finance for Decision Making
Human Resource Management and Leadership
Formative assessment includes a range of discussion topics informing current environmental issues and appropriate application of theory and topic constructs. Tutors will provide feedback and feed-forward commentary on contemporary and appropriate research material and current affairs.
Summative assessment includes management reports. consultancy and portfolio exercises and a capstone module that allows learners to apply appropriate theory and to draw conclusions from rigorous academic and critical enquiry.
Companies are increasingly aware that success in business objectives is only achieved through a good selection of human capital. This task can only be achieved with trained professionals to design, organize and manage an appropriate Human Resources and talent recruitment policy.
The Official Master's Degree in Human Resources: Organization and Management of Talent , given by the Universidad Camilo José Cela in collaboration with IMF, grants the official degree approved in the European field of higher education.
Thanks to this Master, students will be able to develop strategies to make the company more competitive and define the structure of the most appropriate Human Resources management to apply them, as well as knowing and applying models of management and management by competencies at all levels.
At the end of our Master you will be prepared to choose: